November 08, 2013
Joanne Croft

1. On the iPad: Make typing more comfortable by switching your keyboard to thumb mode. Simply swipe two fingers across the keyboard. This displays a different keyboard, which allows you to type with your thumbs the same way you type on your iPhone

2. If you put your phone on airplane mode, it will charge twice as fast

3. In the Calculator app, remove an accidental extra zero by swiping left to right. If you’re, say, calculating a bunch of expenses for your taxes, you don’t have to start over if you accidentally type in extra numbers

4. Turn on Guided Access while a child is playing with your phone or iPad. Guided Access, once turned on, keeps users from errantly clicking or tapping within an app and ending up someplace they’re not supposed to be, or deleting something accidentally.First, you need to go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access and turn it on. You’ll also want to turn on the Accessibility Shortcut.Triple-click the home button in whichever app you want to turn it on for. From here, you can select any buttons that you don’t want clicked. Or you can also disable the home button while keeping the touchscreen on.

5. Take selfies using the remote on your earbuds.Just click the volume + button on the remote on your Apple or Apple-compatible earbuds while in camera mode to click and shoot, or the middle button (play/pause) while in video mode.No more selfie arm.

6. There’s a built-in level gauge in the Compass app. Open up the Compass app and swipe to the left and you’ll be at the level screen. If you need to hang a picture in a pinch, this little hack could come in real handy.

7. Tap the top bar of any app to scroll back up to the top. No more tedious thumb scrolling when you’re way down on the page.

8. Invert your colors for better nighttime browsing. Inverting your colors will turn the screen black and the text white for less eye strain.Go to Settings > General > Accessibility. Turn on “Invert Colors.”

Did you know all of these?

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